Obituaries for February 2, 2009

Obituaries for February 2, 2009

February 2nd, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Cedric Armor

Cedric Armor, 83, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Mr. Armor was a life long resident of Chattanooga and was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and the University of Chattanooga. He was a charter member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He retired from First Tennessee Bank as vice president and was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Armor had been a member of the Rivermont Golf and Country Club, Valley Brook Golf and Country Club, Half Century Club, Serra Club and the Optimist Club. He was an avid golfer and had three holes in one during his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Hicks Armor and Talma Levi Armor.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Johnson Armor; son, Hicks (Vicki) Armor; two daughters, Patricia Armor, Kay (Abner) Oldham, all of Chattanooga; five grandchildren, William Armor, Patrick Armor, Hicks Armor Jr., Alex Armor and Kaytie Oldham.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Hofstetter, the Rev. George Schmitt, the Rev. Mike Nolan and the Rev. Joseph Brando officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416; or to St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Rebecca Edens

Rebecca "Becky" Edens, 43, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.

Becky was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, where she graduated from Notre Dame High School and then completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She was a co-owner of East Chattanooga Lumber Supply. She loved her children and was very dedicated to them. She enjoyed horseback riding and had a passion for animals. She enjoyed visiting with her friends at the Hardee's on East Brainerd Road and on Shallowford Road where she worked on a part time basis.

She was preceded in death by parents, Van and Gwen Lynch; grandparents, Van and Layne Lynch and John and Maude Dover.

She is survived by husband, Scott Edens, of Chattanooga; two children, Courtney and Stormy Edens, of Chattanooga; sister, Susan (Jeff) Parker, of Birchwood; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Billy and Kitty Edens, of Chattanooga; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Mike) Larimer, of Kennesaw, Ga., Phyllis (John) Artz, of Dayton, Ohio; brother-in-law, Mike (Dawn) Edens, of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 4, with Dr. Mark Gooden officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, 212 N. Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.

Arrangement are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Jean Fields

Helen Jean Fields, 82, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009.

Miss Fields attended Chattanooga High School and studied piano at the DeShazo School of Music in Memphis.

She studied piano and voice at Cadek Conservatory in Chattanooga. Miss Fields served as organist and choir director at St. Peter's Episcopal Church for many years as well as teaching private piano students. She served as an officer in the Chattanooga Music Teachers Association and in the American Guild of Organists.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lt. Col. James David Fields and Elsie Benziger Fields.

She is survived by two sisters, Judy Martin, of Signal Mountain, and Harriett James, of Burke, Va. She also leaves many nieces and nephews as well as her beloved cat "Mary Jane."

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Sam Payne officiating.

Burial will be private following the service.

Family and friends are invited to gather at 1 p.m. in the Ava Wright room at St. Paul's.

Arrangements by Wann Funeral Home.

J.B. Ford

James B. "J.B." Ford, 95, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.

Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Thomas Gutherie

Thomas Addison Gutherie, 73, of Chattanooga, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.

He was an active alumnus of Albion College and a deacon at New City Fellowship and a beloved friend to many.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gutherie; his brother, Melvin Gutherie; five children, Sara, Shelley, Thomas, Ellen and Peter, and 10 grandchildren.

For service and memorial information check www.Caringbridge.org/visit/ tomgutherie.

Arrangements are made by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Earl Harris Jr.

Earl Austin Harris Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Erlanger.

Mr. Harris was a graduate of Ider High School's class of 1964 and was retired from Electrolux Corp.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Harris; sons, Steve (Stacy) Harris, Millbrook, Ala., Gregg (Lynee) Harris, Henagar, Ala., Scott (Carolyn) Harris, Ringgold, Ga.; brother, Roy Harris (Mary), Rainsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Lindsey, Adam, Courtney and Bryce Harris.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Luke McKay officiating.

Burial to follow in Fuller Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. CST today.

Lynn Hullander

Lynn Hullander, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Services will be 7 p.m. today, Feb. 2, 2009, in the J. Avery Bryan Chapel.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. prior to the service.

Online condolences may be made at www.javerybryan.com.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Delmer Layne

Delmer Lee Layne went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.

Del retired after 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. The majority of his tour of duty was with the Strategic Air Command under the leadership of Gen. Curtis LeMay. In addition, he was selected to serve in the Presidential Nightwatch Command under the Kennedy-Johnson administration.

A member of Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, he was an accomplished musician and was a member of the Southlanders Band in Panama for three years. Del was an avid traveler and enjoyed camping and most of all, spending time with his grandson, Carson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Crayton Layne, of Signal Mountain.

Del is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Patsy, of Hixson; son, Rick (Linda) Layne, Hixson; daughters, Denean (David) Denny, Georgia, and Janna (Danny) Icenhour, Bristol, Tenn.; grandson, Carson Denny, Georgia; brother, Dewey (Geneva) Layne; sisters, Nellie Ducker and Laura (Jack) Kincer, all of Signal Mountain and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his faithful sheltie, Maggie.

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in the Coulter Chapel with Pastor Joe Phillips officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, Disabled Veterans or the Ronald McDonald House.

Please visit www.lane-coulterchapel.com to send condolences.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Carl Pickett

W. Carl Pickett, 74, of Chattanooga, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Minister Dave Mellor officiating.

Mr. Pickett will receive full military honors.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to view the memorial tribute and share condolences.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Aline Slaughter

Aline Smith Slaughter, of Signal Mountain, left this world on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, to meet her Lord and Savior. She passed away at home with her family at her bedside.

Aline was born on Sept. 1, 1928, to one of Signal Mountain's pioneer families. She was a resident of the mountain for 80 years and one of 11 children born to the late Robert T. and Callie Griffith Smith.

Aline was a charter member of Signal Mountain Baptist Church and a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. God called Aline to serve the majority of her life as a loving caregiver to her parents, brothers, sisters and many other family members. She always thought of other's care before her own. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and all those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Aline was preceded in death by her husband, James Slaughter; brothers, Jimmy, Raymond, Marshall and Mitchell Smith; sisters, Willene Smith, Josephine Clark, Violet McJunkin and Ovaline Hall; nephews, William McJunkin, Justin Nichols, Robert McJunkin, Bo Bureau and Larry Smith; niece, Rhonda Stoker.

She is survived by her sister, Geneva Bureau, of Signal Mountain; and a brother, Robert F. Smith, of Dunlap, Tenn. She is also survived by over 40 nieces and nephews.

A chapel service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Wright officiating. The Rev. Sally E. Ensley will assist with the service.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery in Whitwell, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 2, 2009, at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Online condolences may be made at www.javerybryan.com.

Arrangements by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Mary Teschner

Mary L. "Jackie" Teschner passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Teschner and her parents, Hiram D. and Mary Bagwell Cowart.

Survivors include her nieces, Patricia Allison, of Charlotte, N.C., Diane Carter, of Asheville, N.C., Mildred Crosby, of New York, N.Y., and Dorothy Dearborn, of New York; grandchildren, Lois Carroll Slotnick, of Boones Mill, Va., and Dean H. Carroll, of Cincinnati, Ohio; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Pastor Gilbert Pingel officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

Alice Ward

Alice Ester Hausner Ward, born in Corning, N.Y., on Dec. 24, 1917, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.

In 1938 she graduated from Rochester University. In 1940, she married William P. Ward Sr.

She was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild. She taught reading at Signal Mountain Junior High from 1970-1976.

Survived by William P. Ward Jr. and Anita Ward, David and Leigh Ward, Robert and Michele Ward, Gary and Mary Scott, Martha and Richard Gooding; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the memorial fund at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Signal Mountain.

A memorial service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 10-11 a.m. prior to the memorial service at the church.

Jean Wilkinson

Jean McQueen Wilkinson, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at her residence.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 2, 2009, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Smarrt officiating.

The inurnment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, First Christian Church of Elizabethton, Tenn., or the Hamilton County Speech and Hearing Center.

The family will receive friends noon until 1 p.m. today, Feb. 2, 2009, at the church.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Jack Wood Jr.

Jack Fred Wood Jr., 76, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.

He was the owner of Southern Restaurants and past president and longtime board member of the Chattanooga Restaurant Supply. He attended Central High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Wood.

Survivors: wife, Charlene Wood; mother, Verna Wood, Chattanooga; two sons, Fred (Kelly) and Steve (Kim) Wood, both of Chattanooga; three grandsons, Jack, Jeff and Ricky; two granddaughters, Lisa and Spencer; three great-grandsons, Jacob, Wesley and Logan; special niece, Dora Ryder; two brothers, Roy S. Wood, Chattanooga, Don J. Wood, Spring Hill, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant Chaucey and the Rev. Ralph Elder officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416; or the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, 2009 Curtain Pole Road, Chattanooga, TN 37406.

Condolences may be sent to Lane-coulterchapel.com.

Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home Coulter Chapel 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

TENNESSEE

Jesse Holland

DUNLAP -- Jesse D. Holland, 89, went to be with the Lord on Saturday afternoon Jan. 31, 2009, in a Chattanooga hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was a member of the Dunlap Church of God and retired from Thomas and Son Construction Co. after 29 years.

He was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Randy Holland And Nolan Troglin; parents, Cager and Kate Holland; sister, Elsie Holland.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Bobbie Hitchcox Holland; daughter, Brenda (Anthony) Patton; son, Windell (Delores) Holland; daughter-in-law, Vickie Ball; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. CST Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Sonny Wilkes and the Rev. Jerry Meciers officiating.

Burial will be in the Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.

Arrangements are by Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap.

Joan Record

DAYTON -- Joan G. Record, 70, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Rhea Medical Center.

She was a longtime resident of Rhea County and of the Methodist faith. She was a wonderful wife, mother, granny and friend. She was a member of the WOWS Investment Club, Pioneer Quilt Guild and Rhea County Quilt Guild. She fought a long, hard and courageous battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Billie Godsey; stepmother, Claudia Godsey; sister, Jeanne Souders.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Record; seven children, Karen (Russ) Boyd, David (Cindi) King, Susan King and Bryan King, all of Dayton, Daniel Record and Cindy Record, both of Henderson, Tenn., and Andy Record, of Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Chase and Chad Boyd, Seth and Nathan King and Addison Walker; great-grandson, Brandon Boyd; one nephew and two nieces.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ewing officiating.

Interment in Buttram Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to American Cancer Society.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton.

Jeanette Vincent

OLDFORT -- Jeanette Phelps Vincent, 68, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.

She was born in Morgantown, Ky., to the late John Estile and Beatrice Nora Phelps, but had lived in the Cleveland, Tenn., and Chattanooga areas for most of her life. She was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church and was a volunteer for The Caring Place in Cleveland for many years. Jeanette had a passion for both cooking and painting and will be remembered as an artist.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Vincent; and three brothers, John, Marcus and Forrest Phelps.

Survivors include her son, Donald Norman, of Morgantown, Ky.; two daughters, Deborah Pruitt and Deanna Cross, both of Oldfort; brother, Donald Quiggins, of Stockbridge, Ga.; two sisters, JoAnn Hughes, of Sanddown, N.H., and Frances Bratcher, of Oldfort; six grandchildren, Steven and Brenda Norman, Tiffany Abercrombie, Heather Smith, Candace Brown and Casey True; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with the Rev. Frank Evans officiating.

Burial will follow in Payne's Chapel Cemetery, Lookout Mountain, Ga.

The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. today and prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

GEORGIA

Mary Brewer

ROSSVILLE -- Mary Frances Brewer, 73, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in a local hospital.

Visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com to send condolences.

Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Jerry Dawson Sr.

ROSSVILLE -- Jerry W. Dawson Sr., 52, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in a local hospital.

Mr. Dawson was the former owner of the Stop & Shop in Rossville and East Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David Dawson.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Colleen Dawson; sons, Jerry (Christa) Dawson Jr. and Albert Dawson, both of Rossville; mother, Leolia Dawson, Redding, Calif.; brothers, Ed and Eddie Dawson, both of Redding, and Phillip Dawson, Groton, Conn.; sisters, Pauline St. Jean and Marjorie Garden, Redding, Beatrice Hodge, New London, Conn., Angel Dawson, Portland, Ore., and Judy Middleton, Dryden, Va.; two granddaughters, Olivia and Daisy Dawson; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Jim Bennett officiating.

Entombment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park Mausoleum.

To share your thought and memories, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. today until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Bill Rodgers

RINGGOLD -- William E. "Bill" Rodgers, CMCS, 73, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.

He was retired from the U.S. Navy Seabees and was a member of Island-X-24, Seabee Veterans of America. He also retired from Power Equipment Co. in 1999 after 30 years of service.

Bill was a long time member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, having served in numerous capacities, including deacon and Sunday School Director. He was an active member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Rodgers; his mother, Edna G. Rodgers; a sister, Lucile B. Rodgers; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, A. Hughdon and Helen E. Greeson.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Greeson Rodgers; three children; daughter, Kinah (Tony) Sanders, of Soddy-Daisy; sons, Doug (Beth) Rodgers, of Maryville, Tenn., Phillip (Stephanie) Rodgers, of Ringgold; eight grandchildren, Amber Chastain and Kyle Sanders, of Soddy-Daisy, Brandon, Blake, Bailey and Breanna Rodgers, of Maryville, Kaylee and Abby Rodgers, of Ringgold.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the East Brainerd Chapel with Dr. Bill Owens officiating.

Burial will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the FAITH Fund at Ridgedale Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Share your thoughts and memories on line at www.mem.com.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

Patsy Tucker

LaFAYETTE -- Patsy Rhudy Tucker, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.

Survived by husband Ollie Tucker; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy and Ricky Ball, Michelle and Robert Franks; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Rhudy, Greg and Donna Rhudy, Darrell and Donna Rhudy, all of LaFayette; brother-in-law, Ken and his wife, Gayle Tucker, Menlo, Ga.; grandchildren, Danielle and Chris Humphrey, Summerville, Ga., Toby and Sarah Ball, Rome, Ga., Jessica, Lauren and Alex Franks, LaFayette; great-grandchild, Allee Marie Humphrey; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral is 2 p.m. today at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home with the Rev. C.F. Strickland officiating.

Interment: LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers Toby Ball, Chris Humphrey, Alex Franks, Andy Rhudy, Tyler Rhudy, Corey Rhudy.